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  • 12 Apr 2014 8:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TORCA is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Ladies Allride tour featuring instruction by IMBA certified instructor Lindsey Voreis. If that name sounds familiar, it's because she is the wife of mountain biking icon Kirt Voreis. But she's not riding any coat tails. She's a shredder in her own right! The best part is that she can show you how to improve your skills whether you are a man or a woman, just starting out or you have many miles under your belt. She is a spirited and dynamic instructor that brings a lot of energy and excitement to her clinics. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!

    All of the details are below. Please reach out to Lindsey to schedule your time. TORCA members will be given a nice little discount and anyone that signs up will be entered into a raffle to win some sweet new Camelbak Packs(two will be given away to Tucson participants. In addition, all participants will receive a Camelbak water bottle compliments of Allride!

    Check out her website -> http://www.ladiesallride.com/
    Email her to set up your time at -> Lindsey@kirtvoreis.com

    Check out the write up on her in Mountain Flyer this month.

    http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/pick-up-mountain-flyer-issue-35-find-the-reeb-logo-win-stuff.html

    DATES:
    April 18-25th

    LOCATIONS: Will be tailored to attendees.

    PRICES
    3 hour private clinic
    $125/ person Non-members
    $85 /person TORCA Members

    3-4 hour Group clinic Capped at 6 people
    $60/person Non-members
    $50/person TORCA Members

    5-6 Hour All day clinic Capped at 6 people
    $110/person Non members
    $90/person TORCA members

  • 21 Feb 2014 8:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TORCA had a busy weekend volunteering at the Epic Rides 24hour of the Old Peublo. We manned a table at the exchange tent for 24 hours straight! A big shout out goes out to Phillip Breuer and Amelia, Michael Johnson and Gina, Shane Strunk, Evan Olson, Jeremy Sunshine, and Jacqueline Harmony for all of their hard work this weekend. We'd also like to thank our sponsors for helping us do what we do. Thanks to Arizona CyclistFairWheel Bikes Local shop,Risky Business, Club Ride apparel, Angelfire Mountain Bike Park, Strunk Excavating and Revolution Personal Training! Even Dozer was working. Course Marshal...


  • 10 Feb 2014 8:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TORCA recently had the privilege of meeting a truly inspirational group of people when we were asked by OutriderUSA and Epictrip.org to be part of a focus group on a project that helps bring awareness to adaptive cycling and the possibilities to expand adaptive opportunities for people with spinal injuries.

    One of those people we met was Chris Wenner who is responsible for the development and construction of a one of a kind battery powered "trike" that will power him almost 11,000 miles around the country . It uses specially designed toggles that allow for anyone with even limited use of their upper body, the ability to ride the road and even the potential to ride in remote areas and trails. Chris will be embarking on an Epic trip around the perimeter of the US on this one of a kind machine!! We are proud and honored to be a resource for Epictrip.org and invite you to take a look at this amazing story! Please check out Chris' FB page at facebook.com/epictriporg. Stay tuned as to how you can help and be involved with this amazing group of people.


  • 9 Feb 2014 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a challenging but super fun day on SOMO! Thanks to GROAZ for hosting us and welcoming us up in their playground. Everyone made.it back in one piece and with smiles on their faces.


  • 25 Nov 2013 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TORCA’s Big Night.

    Over 110 people showed up to lend their support of TORCA’s efforts and watch both of Anthill Films’ productions “Not Bad” and “Arrival”. A standing room only, packed house of movie goers were treated to a movie that has not even been released to the public yet. In attendance were families, kids of all ages, industry and bike shop personnel, local shredders and we even had a visit from the GROAZ folks that made the drive from Phoenix to join In on the fun.

    The Coastal Crews’ film featured clips filmed in Rio De Janeiro, Vancouver Island’s Sunshine coast, Lillooet B.C., and of course Whistler B.C.. TORCA had tons raffle prizes to give away courtesy of our sponsors Fairwheel Bikes, Arizona Cyclists, Club Ride Apparel out of Sun Valley Idaho and Angelfire Bike Park. One lucky winner even won a trip to Angelfire Bike park to shred! TORCA would like to give a huge “thank you” to Jon Alubowicz, owner of Risky Business


    (and a mtber) for lending a helping hand and offering up his restaurant as the venue for the movie premiere. Your support and generosity is really appreciated Jon! TORCA would also like to thank it’s now 75 members for supporting it’s grass roots efforts. The movie premiere was a blast and we can’t wait to do it again soon!

    Cheers!

  • 22 Nov 2013 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On October 19th, T.O.R.C.A. tackled one of Tucson riders' favorite trails, Milagrosa, for some much needed trail work. We had 15 brave souls join us for a long productive day of work. We split into 3 groups. One group headed up Catalina Highway picking up trash along the roadside from Molino Basin to Gordon H. campground. Crew two hiked the entire length of Millie from Molino Basin down. They concentrated their efforts on erosion control and pruning on the first decent of Molino, then continued pruning as they worked their way down, stopping the pruning at the Rock Garden to get out before dark. Crew three came up from the bottom and worked on all the loose rocks and sand that had been accumulating on the bottom half. All in all it was a very productive day on a Tucson gem that needed some work. Come out and join us again for round two with Millie December 8th. We will be pruning the rest of the trail from the rock garden down to the gate, and working on cleaning up more sand and loose rocks that are washing into the trail.


  • 22 Nov 2013 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    T.O.R.C.A.'s November trail work brought us down off the mountain to tackle a Bunny. The Bunny Trail that is. We tasked ourselves with getting it ready for its big day: The Dirty Bunny. Twelve awesome people showed up and we all grabbed loppers, jumped on our bikes, and got to work. The plan was to just tackle the 5-6 miles on Bunny Trail only and get it pruned up and racked of some sandy areas. The 12 of us made short work of it and in just 3hrs we had Bunny Trail looking better than it has in years. It's so awesome, now that we have had 3 big work days on the Tucson trails, to see what a dedicated bunch of riders we have coming out and helping keep our trails running.


  • 22 Nov 2013 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WOW! What a blast we had at this Fall's Dirty Bunny Century. This was the first race T.O.R.C.A. has attended as a group and we had so much fun. Plus, it was our chance to unveil the T.O.R.C.A. "SEND IT" ramp. Probably the biggest hit of the day at the race. We were glad to bring the gnar, a plethora of FREE HIGH FIVES, plus doughnut hand-ups, circus dogs, and a tattoo shop! On top of that, it helped all the racers put a face to the crew that helped get the trail ready for the race. It was awesome receiving so many "thank you's" from stoked riders about the condition we got the trail in. It also paid off in that we received 3 new T.O.R.C.A. members that day. We can't wait til the next one!


  • 22 Nov 2013 8:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TORCA had a booth at GABA's semi-annual Bike Swap for the first time on Saturday, November 16th, and it was a HUGE success!! Not only were we able to get the word out about our double feature movie premier and who we are, but we were also able to sign up 12 new members! Since becoming incorporated, we have now reached a total of 50 members!! Thank you to all who stopped by to show your support!


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